You Might Have a Great Pyrenees If…

You might have a Great Pyrenees if...

You Might Have a Great Pyrenees If…

1. You wear a suit of white fur everywhere you go. You probably find that fur in your food (it’s a condiment, right?). You find white fur in your office, your car, and even on your friends clothes. Sorry, not sorry, guys.

2. Your dog is frequently mistaken for a “white Newfoundland” or, more commonly, a polar bear. There’s also Santa Paws, Olaf, and Falkor.

3. You keep your house on the cool side, even in the winter, to ensure your fluffy butt is comfortable. Pan to me in front of the fireplace, under a heated blanket, clutching a mug of hot chocolate…

Great Pyrenees

4. You have a scar on your face from being whacked with a giant pyr paw. It was a loving paw, of course, and you’ll always have the mark to remember it.

5. You feel like a celebrity when you’re out with your dog. People flock to pet your dog making it impossible to get from point A to point B in decent time. You don’t care – it brightens your day to talk about your beloved furbaby. People secretly (or not so secretly) snap photos with your dog. #celebridog

You might have a Great Pyrenees if you feel like a celebrity when you're out and about with your pyr. #celebridogs

6. You’ve snorted *insert beverage of choice* out of your nose when a stranger asked your dog to sit and instead your dog casually walked away. A remark about a lack of training was probably made, but you were laughing too hard to care.

7. You’ve become immune to the sound of barking. Your neighbor kindly (or not so kindly) informs you of the noise you no longer hear.

8. Speaking of barking – You turn up the volume on the television rather than try and quiet the bark fest. You know you’ll never win.

9. You twisted your ankle from tripping in a giant crater your dog gifted you with.

You might have a Great Pyrenees if you twisted your ankle from a pyr crater.

10. You’re constantly looking for the holy grail of vacuum cleaners that will withstand your pyr fur (and not die in a few months), but you haven’t had any luck so far. PS – Currently accepting recommendations.

11. You’ve experienced a true love and deep devotion that you never imagined existed.

So tell me – what are some other signs that you have a Great Pyrenees?

You might have a Great Pyrenees if...

102 Comments on You Might Have a Great Pyrenees If…

  1. msrobyn725@yahoo.com'
    Robyn
    February 1, 2016 at 8:51 am (1 year ago)

    Your Pyr owns more styling products and brushes than you do.
    It looks like it’s snowed after each brushing.

    Reply
    • Kelsie
      February 1, 2016 at 10:05 am (1 year ago)

      Hahaha YES!

      Reply
  2. norton11@cox.net'
    Caruthers Family History
    February 1, 2016 at 9:53 am (1 year ago)

    We rescued a lab/pyr mix (more pyr the lab)…lol….his given name is cooper but his nick name is ‘Bear’ you know you own a pry when you can sweep your kitchen floor and have enough hair to knit a scarf! I have to sweep my kitchen/dinning room at least twice a day but wouldn’t have it any other way.

    Reply
    • Kelsie
      February 2, 2016 at 8:35 am (1 year ago)

      Couldn’t agree more!

      Reply
    • gracefuldancer618@gmail.com'
      Grace
      June 28, 2016 at 7:35 pm (8 months ago)

      LOL, we call my Pyr Baby Bear, her name is Luna.
      I just noticed I have white dog hair all. over. my. computer. #LivingwithPyr #Bestdecisionever

      Reply
  3. kgdandurant@gmail.com'
    Karen Dandurant
    February 1, 2016 at 10:09 am (1 year ago)

    There is more room for the dog than for you on the bed…

    Reply
    • Webby4726@aol.com'
      Erin
      August 9, 2016 at 9:31 am (7 months ago)

      And they pant so hard the whole bed shakes

      Reply
  4. draper.emma.jane@gmail.com'
    Emma
    February 1, 2016 at 10:44 am (1 year ago)

    You sit on the floor so your pryie can have the sofa!

    Reply
  5. lisa117@comcast.net'
    Lisa
    February 1, 2016 at 11:25 am (1 year ago)

    You find dried drool on the wall or the ceiling.

    Reply
    • lauram563@yahoo.com'
      Laura
      February 1, 2016 at 2:44 pm (1 year ago)

      I’ve steamed my walls, scrubbed, then repainted. Within a day all the dried drool was back.

      Reply
  6. jana.landahl@gmail.com'
    Jana
    February 1, 2016 at 11:56 am (1 year ago)

    You hear the comment, “That dog is bigger than you.” No kidding! Followed by, “he must eat a lot…”

    Reply
    • aubree.norman@harlowton.k12.mt.us'
      PyrPride200
      March 26, 2016 at 10:18 pm (11 months ago)

      Ironically, they don’t eat a lot!

      Reply
    • d.kessler@yahoo.com'
      Dave
      September 2, 2016 at 2:59 pm (6 months ago)

      Wife is 80lbs dog 130lbs you were saying. Oh dog was longer than wife is tall really funny to see them stretched out together.

      Reply
  7. shahnvet@yahoo.com'
    Suzi
    February 1, 2016 at 12:18 pm (1 year ago)

    You sit on a tiny little square of the sofa , with his /her body draped over you and taking up the rest of the piece of furniture.

    Reply
  8. sheltietimes@yahoo.com'
    Bailey
    February 1, 2016 at 12:27 pm (1 year ago)

    That was a great post.

    Reply
  9. mysamgirl@gmail.com'
    Vicki Brumbelow
    February 1, 2016 at 12:57 pm (1 year ago)

    You hand out mini lint rollers to friends and guests as they leave

    Reply
    • loriebeaton@gmail.com'
      Lorie B
      June 23, 2016 at 1:26 pm (8 months ago)

      haha, I leave them in the spare bedroom

      Reply
  10. mysamgirl@gmail.com'
    Vicki Brumbelow
    February 1, 2016 at 12:59 pm (1 year ago)

    You advise males to wear a cod piece or stands sideways upon their first introduction to your pyr.

    Reply
    • sherrynawrocki@email.com'
      Sherry Nawrocki
      June 9, 2016 at 5:28 am (9 months ago)

      I cannot stop laughing at this one. Our contractor met our 2 pyrs when they double teamed him on “crotch patrol”. Now everytime he comes in the house he spends 10 minutes with the dogs before going to work.
      I am so happy to learn this is a trait and not that we have perverts.

      Reply
  11. BungeeBigBob@yahoo.com'
    Bob
    February 1, 2016 at 1:45 pm (1 year ago)

    Your VELCRO fulffalopogis brings sticks, leaves, junk, dirt in to drop from its fur after insdie.

    Reply
    • Josie.Close@yahoo.com'
      JOSIE Close
      February 11, 2016 at 12:17 am (1 year ago)

      Lol Yes I can relate

      Reply
  12. BungeeBigBob@yahoo.com'
    Bob
    February 1, 2016 at 1:46 pm (1 year ago)

    Toilet Tramp – your pyr keeps trapping you on the toilet because you are a captive petter and but scratcher when there.

    Reply
    • gleasonk_10@hotmail.com'
      Kate
      February 9, 2016 at 9:07 am (1 year ago)

      I’m not the only one! It’s our morning ritual!

      Reply
  13. paigefgregory@gmail.com'
    paigefindlay
    February 1, 2016 at 4:03 pm (1 year ago)

    Try the Hoover Air Cordless vacuum! It is a big cordless vacuum that makes it easy to vacuum all day everyday… because those air piles in the corner seem to NEVER go away!

    Check out my my GP, Vincent Chase at http://www.paigefindlay.com

    Reply
  14. lydialaska@yahoo.com'
    lydia
    February 1, 2016 at 4:51 pm (1 year ago)

    A Hoover canister vacuum cleaner seems to work fairly well!

    Reply
  15. kfelixgreene@gmail.com'
    SeaGreeneArt.com
    February 1, 2016 at 5:02 pm (1 year ago)

    The local birds and squirrels have the warmest, softest, 5 star accommodations for their nests and bird houses. Pyr fur makes the best bedding!

    Visit us for pics at IG: @FrannieGreene IG: @SeaGreeneGirl #TownPyr

    Reply
    • Kelsie
      February 4, 2016 at 10:38 am (1 year ago)

      Oh my gosh, yes! I absolutely love seeing nests of pyr fur!

      Reply
    • loriebeaton@gmail.com'
      Lorie B
      June 23, 2016 at 1:29 pm (8 months ago)

      All the tufts I pull out, I throw to the birds. When I brush outside and it isn’t windy, It’s stuck all over the neighborhood lol

      Reply
  16. coachtat2@gmail.com'
    Walt Everitt
    February 1, 2016 at 7:53 pm (1 year ago)

    We’ve had the same Vacuum since May a year ago Bissell rewind smart clean

    Reply
    • Coachtat2@gmail.com'
      Walt
      May 18, 2016 at 7:17 am (9 months ago)

      We have the same one two year’s this month (It will probably break now in a week)

      Reply
  17. josh.chrome@gmail.com'
    Josh
    February 1, 2016 at 9:51 pm (1 year ago)

    #4 – Had to go to the ER for a “corneal abrasion” thanks to the pyr paw.

    Use a Dyson several times a day for the past 3 years and only have to cut fur out of the brushes every once in a while.

    Reply
    • Kelsie
      February 4, 2016 at 10:37 am (1 year ago)

      Oh no! I make sure I don’t cut their nails before going anywhere anymore after they tore up our trainer’s arm with the pyr paw 😉

      Reply
    • Carrieluizzi@live.com'
      Carrie Alani
      November 25, 2016 at 3:14 pm (3 months ago)

      I just had an ER trip but my corneal abrasion was a pyr hair stuck in my cornea…..!!!!! When the eye doctor pulled it out, he asked, ‘Does this look familiar?’ And my husband and I just said in unison….’Oh,yeah….”

      Reply
  18. catherinedjensen@yahoo.com'
    Cathy
    February 1, 2016 at 10:15 pm (1 year ago)

    I love reading all of these! I love how after a big drink of water you can set your watch for the enormous human sounding belch!

    Reply
    • Kelsie
      February 4, 2016 at 10:36 am (1 year ago)

      That often happens in your face… 😉

      Reply
    • mejtcj@gmail.com'
      Mary
      February 22, 2016 at 2:07 pm (1 year ago)

      That is so true! And often you will get a belch at inappropriate times- like as you are telling the dog how pretty she is.

      Reply
  19. kimberlymgauthier@gmail.com'
    KimberlyGauthier
    February 2, 2016 at 8:11 am (1 year ago)

    I love this post. We returned to our trusty Rainbow vacuum this month. We don’t have a Great Pyr, but we have four shedding dogs (still not the same) and the Rainbow is the only thing that gets all the hair. Crazy expensive, but you can get them for a great price on Craigslist, because they last forever.

    We had a choice of spending $3000 or $250. We spent $250 6 years ago and it’s still going strong.

    Reply
    • Kelsie
      February 4, 2016 at 10:36 am (1 year ago)

      That’s amazing. Our $200ish one died after about 6 months. I just need to invest in a better quality one. I’ll definitely check out Craigslist!

      Reply
      • nancyann1957@aol.com'
        Nancy H.
        March 19, 2016 at 7:42 pm (11 months ago)

        A Rainbow is a MUST HAVE! Best money spent.

        Reply
    • brendag_arbonne@yahoo.com'
      brenda
      May 23, 2016 at 6:14 pm (9 months ago)

      Love love my rainbow, 3 pyrs and use it daily, best vacuum on the planet

      Reply
  20. dowagermum@yahoo.com'
    Old Fogey
    February 2, 2016 at 8:43 am (1 year ago)

    Your best bet on a vacuum is a Kirby. Not sold in stoores. They are very expensive and heavy, but they will do the job. Have a salesman come and demonstrate one.

    Reply
    • Kelsie
      February 4, 2016 at 10:35 am (1 year ago)

      I’ve heard GREAT things about that one. I really do need to look into it.

      Reply
      • mcweaver3@gmail.com'
        Melissa
        February 14, 2016 at 2:53 pm (1 year ago)

        The Kirby has saved our carpets more times than I can count. Definitely recommended!

        Reply
    • Mark.cardono@verizon.net'
      Mark
      May 19, 2016 at 4:52 pm (9 months ago)

      We’ve had our Kirby for 25 years with Pyrs, for much of the kirby’s life.

      Reply
  21. dowagermum@yahoo.com'
    Old Fogey
    February 2, 2016 at 9:14 am (1 year ago)

    Also, the KMirby I had lasted me 30 years! The reason I didn’t get another is thqat as I got into my 70s it became too heavy for me to push and carry,

    Reply
  22. aangulo19@gmail.com'
    Amy A
    February 2, 2016 at 12:30 pm (1 year ago)

    Love this post! As for vacuums’s we use a Hoover WindTunnel pet it works really well for us but we only have a small dog and a cat though I am amazed with the amount of hair it picks up. We bought it after the Dyson broke just after warranty was up and figured we could buy 4 Hoovers for the price of a new Dyson.

    Reply
    • Kelsie
      February 4, 2016 at 10:34 am (1 year ago)

      I’ll have to look into that one, thanks!

      Reply
  23. goldendailyscoop@gmail.com'
    Golden Daily Scoop
    February 2, 2016 at 4:40 pm (1 year ago)

    With three goldens, I can’t even count the number of vacuums we have been through. I really just need to break down and buy a “good” one! lol

    Reply
    • Kelsie
      February 4, 2016 at 10:34 am (1 year ago)

      I’m with you. Going the cheaper route ends up being more expensive (I’m learning…)

      Reply
  24. candicewestcaw@gmail.com'
    Candice West
    February 2, 2016 at 5:14 pm (1 year ago)

    You might be owned by a pyr if one of the kindergarteners at your school goes home and tells his mother, “Mom, Mrs. West has a pet polar bear and she walks it on a leash!”

    Reply
    • Kelsie
      February 4, 2016 at 10:34 am (1 year ago)

      LOL! Love it!!

      Reply
  25. 1972ss350@gmail.com'
    Rusty
    February 5, 2016 at 6:19 am (1 year ago)

    Your dog will only respond to a call if the word biscuit is included.

    Reply
    • dm.proctor315@yahoo.com'
      Melanie
      August 18, 2016 at 8:37 am (6 months ago)

      Mine doesn’t like treats! Boy was she hard to train! Lol she doesn’t paw either…thank god! What I love is when they look at you to decide if your right or they are! But she knows I’m serious when I say ‘now!’ Lol

      Reply
  26. carolbrucecollett@gmail.com'
    Carol
    February 5, 2016 at 7:28 am (1 year ago)

    Awesome post!!! Hope to one day add a pyr to our border collie, GSD mix, and pittie mix home. Love them!!! (I love livestock and herding dogs in general)

    Reply
  27. clowie@3142.xyz'
    Clowie
    February 10, 2016 at 5:17 am (1 year ago)

    When you watch for your luggage on the carousel at the airport and know it by the clumps of white hair trapped in the wheels!

    Reply
  28. erica.j.brehmer@gmail.com'
    Erica
    February 16, 2016 at 8:17 am (1 year ago)

    I know what you mean about vacuums, but we have the Kenmore Progressive Canister and it really does work great. And we’ve had it for 5 years. Our Pyr hasn’t clogged it yet…

    Reply
    • jana.landahl@gmail.com'
      Jana
      March 2, 2016 at 9:17 am (12 months ago)

      I was waiting for someone else to comment about the Kenmore progressive! Best vacuum I’ve ever had to tangle with Pyr fur! And we vacuum nearly every day!

      Reply
  29. kbarnett15@gmail.com'
    teamonpurpose
    February 18, 2016 at 4:56 pm (1 year ago)

    You might own a Pyr if……the music you fall asleep to every night is his/her barking letting the neighborhood know they are “on duty”.

    Reply
  30. brendag_arbonne@yahoo.com'
    Brenda
    February 19, 2016 at 6:10 pm (1 year ago)

    Rainbow seems to be the best vacuum cleaner. I used a 1979 model bought new in 1983, we just purchased a new one 2015 my Christmas present. We have had 3 or more pyrs going in 11 years. My mom and still use the 1979 rainbow, it’s our backup. When we have our new ones cleaned about every 2 years.

    Reply
  31. massmick@gmail.com'
    Mike
    February 22, 2016 at 7:35 am (1 year ago)

    Your Pyr knows when you put the rake or broom or anything else back one inch from where it previously was….and barks at it just to let it know he knows.

    Reply
  32. dedra@core10fs.com'
    Dedea
    February 28, 2016 at 3:53 pm (12 months ago)

    You know you have a pyr when your walls and furniture have new grain direction

    Reply
  33. princessann755@yahoo.com'
    Karie
    March 4, 2016 at 12:50 am (12 months ago)

    When you go to look for a new vehicle and it ends up needing to meet more of their needs than the rest of the families

    Reply
  34. sueon@westman.wave.ca'
    Sue-On Hillman
    March 4, 2016 at 4:21 pm (12 months ago)

    You know you have a Pyr when your future son-in-law makes your daughter a duvet stuffed with her Pyr’s fur to keep her warm and company while away at school for a year!
    You know you have a Pyr when you sit down for dinner and she lays her chin on the table beside you while staring mournfully at your food.
    I always sweep my carpets BEFORE vacuuming. It’s amazing how much is pulled up into “rolls” by a broom. Have had Hoover central vac. and it’s held up well.

    Reply
  35. natalieann3423@gmail.com'
    Natalie
    March 5, 2016 at 2:45 pm (12 months ago)

    Hey, my beautiful girl is 6 months old now. I absolutely love this site, I have learned so much from it . I actually found an amazing vacuum that has lasted this long. It’s the shark rotator, all kinds of attachments, its great at cleaning up all the pyr fur. 🙂

    Reply
    • Midnyght65@msn.com'
      Barneys mom
      January 3, 2017 at 9:58 pm (2 months ago)

      SHARK ROTATOR best vacuum, I have 2 pyres and sweep daily. AWESOME vacuum.

      Reply
  36. dianamichelle13@gmail.com'
    Diana
    March 19, 2016 at 8:44 am (11 months ago)

    We have a Dyson and love it! We have vacuumed our floors and couch multiple times a day (we have a Pyr/Golden mix and a Toller) for 3 years now and it’s still going strong!

    Reply
  37. vickychrisner@gmail.com'
    Vicky Chrisner
    March 19, 2016 at 8:51 pm (11 months ago)

    YOU MIGHT BE OWNED BY A PYR IF…..the seats of your vehicle are covered with drool runs from fluffy heads and big panting mouths.

    This post, seriously, was right on. Every single one of these has happened to me, and I truly can not walk around the block with them without 100 questions. (and i secretly love it)

    BTW, Our Dyson seems to be working… but we don’t have a lot of carpet – mostly hardwoods. We have a Pyr & a Pyr/Malamute mix. TONS of fur. We call them the fluff monsters. The pyr is called our “Polar Puppy” (she’s not a year yet).

    BTW – NEVER buy a Miehle. They are expensive and have great suction. The suction is so strong because they narrowed the openings…. and that means it clogs easily. After paying $1200 for one, and then several more hundred to constantly have it cleaned / fixed, I finally told the repair guy I would pay him $1K to beat it to a pulp with a sledge hammer and send me the video.

    … he didn’t….

    Reply
    • jcarlson@kitcarson.net'
      judith carlson
      May 16, 2016 at 12:54 am (9 months ago)

      Whoa…I so disagree ! I have a miele…best vacuum ever , especially with the dog hair bar…easy to clean…don’t really understand your problem with it..and it has a 7 year warranty…even handles my Cisco’s hair…I recommend…

      Reply
      • Mmartin13@hotmail.com'
        Mikelyn
        May 20, 2016 at 10:18 pm (9 months ago)

        Yes, a second vote for Miele! I also have a large rubber rake (bought it from the carpet cleaner guy), between that and the Miele, we’re set!

        Reply
  38. guilie172@gmail.com'
    Guilie Castillo
    March 23, 2016 at 7:21 pm (11 months ago)

    This is brilliant… had me laughing from line #1 😀 No, I don’t own a Pyr — I live in the Caribbean; it would constitute animal cruelty — but this rang true, at all sorts of levels, for several of my 7 dogs (all rescues, all mutts). Except for the size. The largest is 25kg (around 13 lb) — which must seem like a Toy Poodle to you 😀 Seriously, it’s fabulous to come across a fellow dog lover. I found you via the A to Z list; hope you’re still doing the challenge (didn’t see the badge… but I wasn’t really looking, not after catching sight of a certain adorable, furry face), but either way I’ll be back. Often.
    Guilie @ Life In Dogs

    Reply
  39. epirtle@live.com'
    Erika
    March 29, 2016 at 3:23 pm (11 months ago)

    When you are 5’3 110 lbs but you have to have a king size bed because how would your pyr ever be comfortable in a normal sized bed?!

    Reply
  40. candyhernandez1920@gmail.com'
    Zeus love
    March 31, 2016 at 11:04 am (11 months ago)

    When you fill a bucket pester and by the end of the day you realize you filled it more than four times. Mine drinks water every 10 to 15 min. I’m so in love with him.

    Reply
  41. candyhernandez1920@gmail.com'
    Zeus love
    March 31, 2016 at 11:07 am (11 months ago)

    When you fill a bucket with water and by the end of the day you realize you filled it more than four times. Mine drinks water every 10 to 15 min. I’m so in love with him.

    Reply
  42. Midnyght65@msn.com'
    Laurie
    April 10, 2016 at 8:52 am (11 months ago)

    I have 2. Best vacuum EVER shark rotator.have had mine a little over 3 yrs. Its has to be emptied 5 or 6 times in a 1300sq ft house. But atleast it gets the hair up.

    Reply
  43. pnmwlm1990@yahoo.com'
    PyrMomma
    April 25, 2016 at 6:18 pm (10 months ago)

    Great Post!! We have 2, a 5 year old female and a 9 month old male. We had another 5 year old male who was the sibling of the 5 yo female../. but he had bone cancer last year. Anyhow, we took out the carpet and replaced it with hard wood floors, except for the area rugs I’ve had to put down so the female can sit at my feet and not “slip” on the floor – like defective pads or something. THEN, we use the shop vac as the vacuum and then have a regular vacuum to do the area rugs I can’t shake out or throw in the washer.

    Reply
  44. jcarlson@kitcarson.net'
    judith carlson
    May 16, 2016 at 1:02 am (9 months ago)

    Aw, sorry about your boy…I lost my first Pyr, Nacho, to bone cancer too…A Miele vac works great here, even on Cisco’s long hair shedding….and he’s a hopeless cookie monster…the only thing to make him move fast is a dog cookie…we have to spell out c-o-o-k-i-e….when discussing the subject…

    Reply
  45. Lorriebob@aol.com'
    HAPPYCANYON
    May 16, 2016 at 9:56 am (9 months ago)

    My ancestors are from the pyrenees. My oldest pyrenee is my main service dog, and she sits and lays down and loads up on my command only. If I want her to stop barking I thank her, say “je sais, je sais” (i know, i know), tell her she is good, and tell her to lay down. Since she is the barking, nazi-sensing, guardian expert I usually trust her judgement and appreciate the protection. If you train them through negotiation with all positivity and love, they will never let you down. I bought her a perfect truck the day after I found her with zero down at zero percent interest. I basically just had them hand over the keys for her. Granted, I needed the truck, too. They live in the coolest place in the U.S. during the summer, but I drive with six windows open or the A/c on. I have wooden floors and don’t own a vacuum, and have never once brushed them, and couldn’t vacuum or brush anyway due to disability. A broomer and groomer is enough twice or so a year, along with lots of river trips. What the pyrenees shed everywhere are goat poo pellets off their coats. They prefer, and get, to stay outside most of the time guarding everyone, and the mcnab follows me around inside like a creepy shadow until a pyrenee calls her outside to chase something. Mcnabs and pyrenees go quite well together, and are both impressively intelligent breeds. My pyrenees love Euskara, the basque language, which is the native language of the pyrenees. One of their service dog tasks is also to promote social interaction. I love telling people, “she is a miniature polar bear” over and over, because I love to call them “miniature.” You may own a pyrenee if you, your family, and all smaller dogs are still alive after mt. Lion encounters. Mine also keep deer from jumping in front of my truck. You may on own a pyrenee if instead of fetch you play “chase that, leap around with it, and shred it to peices.” I love how babies that can barely walk will rush a pyrenee with open arms, sensing their awesome and gentle nature, while the parents sometimes fret. And you guys should have seen my pyrenee’s quick, concerned reaction when a nurse once stuck a needle in my arm to do a blood draw in the kitchen. She can also sense pain, and knows when I have had a medical procedure, blood draw, or injection that she didn’t witness. They are the most amazing dogs, and worked hard to win us WWII. You may own a pyrenee if someone asked you to rescue one. You may own a pyrenee beacuse of a cartoon you watched as a kid. You may own a pyrenee if your culture and language have been intact for thousands of years.

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    • intrepidrider@fairpoint.net'
      Gail Heinsohn
      December 3, 2016 at 3:33 pm (3 months ago)

      Beautiful comment: I wish we were neighbors!

      Reply
  46. manycyn@gmail.com'
    Cynthia
    May 17, 2016 at 8:11 pm (9 months ago)

    You might have a great pyr if you never go anywhere without a hand towel to wipe off the drool he tends to spread over everything in his path. I’ve been slimed!

    Reply
  47. ljdoss369@yahoo.com'
    Linda
    May 22, 2016 at 12:15 pm (9 months ago)

    You’re down to your last pair of shoes that have not been chewed !

    Reply
  48. ljdoss369@yahoo.com'
    Linda
    May 22, 2016 at 12:17 pm (9 months ago)

    You look in the HORSE TOY section instead of the dog toys at the store.

    Reply
  49. jeddidad@gmail.com'
    James
    May 22, 2016 at 8:56 pm (9 months ago)

    I’ve stopped counting the number of times I’ve disassembled the vacuum, cleaned it and reassembled it.

    I have been counting the number of Roomba vacuums one dog has killed. Three to date.

    Reply
  50. wine.song@verizon.net'
    Scott
    May 23, 2016 at 3:37 pm (9 months ago)

    You know you own a Pyr when you put on a clean pair of pants and it is quickly christened with a smear of dirt encrusted drool.

    Reply
    • whitneyp73@gmail.com'
      Whit
      September 12, 2016 at 7:30 am (6 months ago)

      Amen!

      Reply
  51. sherrynawrocki@email.com'
    Sherry Nawrocki
    June 9, 2016 at 5:37 am (9 months ago)

    After spending 2 years with 2 pyrs, we got smart and pulled up all carpet except for bedrooms. Dogs are so happy with the Italian tile I wish we had done it sooner. The vac I depend on most is a $50 Bissell bagged which works on carpet like a charm. We have a couple of expensive vacs that are bagless which we rarely use.

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    Martha Janka
    July 12, 2016 at 11:48 am (8 months ago)

    You know your have when you see her standing in the water bucket and then rolls in the dirt..and soon both of you look like mud wrestlers. She is even funnier when playing with the smaller dogs and she wins because she will just sit down on them…a great “funny home videos”.

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    Teresa
    July 13, 2016 at 9:21 am (8 months ago)

    I love my pyrenees, Princesa … We have her for over 11 years …. Yes it’s true there’s lots of hair in the house …. But she is a sweet dog and friendly … A gread companion , I will miss her terribly when she’s gone. But I thanks God for given us the pleasure of having a pet like Princesa .

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    Sondra
    July 30, 2016 at 7:56 am (7 months ago)

    You own a pyr if your dog really only responds to you when you add Dammit to their name. Mine really only listens when she is Dammitsophie – or there are cookies involved.
    You own a pyr if you cook every night and take ridiculously high, knee-lifting steps when you move around the kitchen because you are used to huge white bodies draped everywhere.
    Fun post!
    My fuzz butt drives me crazy, but she my third one and I don’t think I could have any other kind of dog.

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    Evelyn
    August 8, 2016 at 7:22 pm (7 months ago)

    You know you own a Pyrenees when they come to check on you in the middle of the night and put there nose in your ear and “woof”. And when you get up to go to the bathroom they take your place on the bed and pretend to be asleep on your pillow.

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      Erin
      August 9, 2016 at 9:41 am (7 months ago)

      Hahahaha yes or drape themselves across the whole top of the bed

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    Missy
    September 3, 2016 at 1:27 pm (6 months ago)

    You might have a great pyrenese if you have a white fluffy shadow following you around your farm.

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    Missy
    September 3, 2016 at 1:53 pm (6 months ago)

    You might have a great pyrenese if your fluffy white shadow is too big to fit in the front of your 2 seater truck. Or if he kills skunks & rolls on them only to come back smelling like a nightmare but gives you that look. You know the look… like he’s saying “I put Cologne on! Don’t I smell handsome!! Want some?!!” Then proceeds to rub against you. Yes. You may just have a great pyrenese if you have this in your life. A big fluffy white shadow that cant fit into some areas, occasionally smells horrible but their love is GREAT. That’s why they are called great pyrenese not mediocre pyrenese!

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    Whit
    September 12, 2016 at 7:33 am (6 months ago)

    You know you are truckin’ with a Pyr when your car windows are always convered in sprays of slobber and globber and that’s how you identify it in a parking lot

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    Kirsten
    September 18, 2016 at 8:47 pm (5 months ago)

    …you have to special order XXL collars and costumes (that have to be let out even more)!

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    Kirsten
    September 18, 2016 at 8:48 pm (5 months ago)

    Just brushing the pine needles out flares up your carpal tunnel…

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    Alisha
    October 12, 2016 at 12:21 pm (5 months ago)

    I have went through a number of vacuums and I got the Hoover – WindTunnel Air HEPA Bagless Upright Vacuum in January of this year and it is still going strong. It works amazing for their hair and dirt they like to shed 🙂 I love your articles they capture everything I didn’t know how to put into words about the breed.

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    Kelly
    October 15, 2016 at 10:18 pm (4 months ago)

    Other animals have hitched a ride on your Pyr. A field mouse rode my Pyr Solo into the house.

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    Darah Drennen
    November 8, 2016 at 9:14 am (4 months ago)

    Coming to terms that my Pyr will be bigger than me one day. I’m 5″3 and he is only 8 months and his paws can reach my shoulders when he stands up. Also, just accepting that his fur will be forever accessory of mine.

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    Katie
    November 22, 2016 at 9:38 am (3 months ago)

    You know you own a pyr when you have to rake a squeegee across the carpet before vacuuming.
    (That’s my tip…. I gave up on putting all the responsibility on a vacuum). You know you own a pyr when a slight breeze blows through the windows and your house looks like a scene from an old black and white western movie…. white tumbleweeds EVERYWHERE.

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    Billie Weathers
    December 15, 2016 at 3:05 pm (2 months ago)

    Number 10 made me laugh out loud!!!! Having 3 of them I have learned to watch where I walk; but it seems one is ALWAYS hiding a hole somewhere!!!!
    I love when my male decides to bark (he only barks if he feels there is a reason, unlike my females who do bark at sketchy leaves lol); He will block me from checking…. and I can’t calm him down until I do check…. it is a tug of war there!!!

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    Nancy Geer
    December 20, 2016 at 5:34 pm (2 months ago)

    I’ve been using a shop vac with a dog brush attachmrnt. HE loves it and it really cuts down on the floating fur balls. Also takes care of the leaves and other debris that comes with his romps in the woods.m

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    John Paonessa
    January 5, 2017 at 1:31 am (2 months ago)

    When we are in bed, if Princess feels that she’s not getting the proper amount of attention, she will pop us with her “Pyr Paw” until we give her attention.
    If we come in a room, she will shove up against us, it’s her way of giving us “hugs”. Chloe just will sit next to you, and bump you with her booper for attention.

    My wife has a Dyson, it seems to keep up with the fur… (yeah, right!)

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